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Masquerade Party Ideas for the Perfect Masked Bash

Masquerade party ideas: gold masks on a pink background

You could throw a costume party, but you’re looking for something classier. You want something a little less “bobbing for apples” and a little more “drinking champagne with pinkies in the air.” You’re looking for a masquerade ball — and you need all the best masquerade party ideas to bring your glam event to life.

A masquerade party is the precursor to the modern-day costume party, but this elegant affair isn’t just for Halloween or Mardi Gras. Dressing up while donning masks makes an excellent party theme for bat mitzvahs, New Year’s Eve, fundraising galas, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and sweet 16s.

Whatever the occasion, we want to help you celebrate. To create a masked ball that’s better than you imagined, use this guide to find the best masquerade party themes, decorations, food, and invitations. 
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16 Delicious Brunch Ideas for Your Next Celebration

Brunch ideas: group of people eating together

There’s a special occasion coming up and you’re getting ready to host a bountiful brunch. The thing is, you’re not sure what to serve or how to give it that extra pizazz. Fortunately, we’ve created a list of delectable brunch ideas you and your guests will love. 

Whether you’re planning a baby shower for the parents-to-be or a birthday brunch to celebrate someone special, these brunch ideas have you covered. Plus, we’ll share top hosting tips to pull off your event like a pro. 
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40th Birthday Invitations: Your Guide to Planning This Milestone Celebration

Various 40th birthday invitations

We think birthdays should be celebrated — especially milestones like a 40th birthday! You’re another year wiser, have another 365 days of memories, and made it one more trip around the sun. Whether you want to poke fun at being older or want to celebrate with a glamorous event, we have ideas for you. And one of the most exciting parts of the planning process is to pick out your 40th birthday invitations.

To help you celebrate the big 4-0, we’ve put together this list of funny phrases, sentimental sayings, and festive ways to ask guests to attend your celebration. Plus, we’ve included stunning designs to match your style along with tips for pulling off the perfect party.
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13 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Garden Party

Garden party: family having a toast

As temperatures rise, parties begin to move outside. And what’s a better setting for an outdoor party than a lush, colorful garden? Below, we’ve got tips for bringing a laid-back elegance to your garden party. From stylized tablescapes and themed invitations to lawn games and garden party decorations, keep scrolling for our favorite garden party ideas that’ll leave a lasting impression on your guests all season long.
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Costume Party Ideas for Adults: 22 Creative Ways to Celebrate

Costume party ideas: man and woman throwing confetti in the air

Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, Halloween party, or even a retirement celebration, costume parties are one of the most entertaining ways to mark the moment. With the right costume party ideas, you can turn your one-time festivities into something you and your guests will always remember. Use these costume party ideas to inspire your event’s theme, plus discover tips and invitation designs to make your party planning easier.
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Wild One Birthday Theme: Plan an Event for Your Favorite Party Animal

Wild one birthday theme: Wild One invitation

If your little one likes to howl at the moon and roar with brave lionesses, why not throw a wild one birthday celebration? Not only is this party theme full of untamed creatures — from giraffes, lions, and monkeys to the party guests themselves — but it’s also a versatile theme that you can take in a variety of directions. Sure, it’s popular for kids parties and baby’s first birthday party but it could work just as well for that wild child at heart who never wants to grow up. 

With this list of fun decor options, creative food ideas, and easy invitations, you’ll plan the perfect wild one birthday theme party and have a roaring good time.
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9 Tips for Throwing an Unforgettable Surprise Birthday Party

Surprise birthday party: birthday invitation card with some cupcakes and drinks beside it

Planning a surprise birthday party is such an exciting experience. You get to create a big moment for the birthday honoree and show them how happy you and their loved ones are about their big day.

While planning any party has lots of moving parts, planning a surprise party has even more considerations as you have to keep everything hush-hush from the guest of honor. To help you prepare an unforgettable (and well organized) celebration, use this surprise birthday party planner to get you from the very first idea to the grand reveal.
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7 Gender Reveal Themes That Will Keep Your Guests Guessing

Gender reveal themes: blue and pink cupcakes

For those who want to celebrate every moment of the parenting journey, gender reveal parties are a great chance to gather loved ones for the big reveal. Once upon a time, parents-to-be only got to have one party: a baby shower. But now, we pile on the parties with everything from a gender reveal to a traditional shower to a sip and see.

Not only are babies a big reason to celebrate, but future parents need to squeeze in all the socializing they can before their new baby arrives (and takes over their social schedule). A good gender reveal party is part guessing game and part spectacle. And with the right gender reveal theme, you can check off both of those boxes and prove that you’re about to be the coolest parent in town.

We’ve put together seven gender reveal themes that will help you make your announcement in style. Whether you’re having a boy or girl, these themes will keep your guests guessing until the very end.
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Boho Baby Shower Planner: 19 Ideas for Decor, Invitations, and More

Boho baby shower: baby shower invitation card

The boho chic look is here to stay. If you’re all about gorgeous muted color palettes, natural textures, and gold accents, a boho baby shower could be the perfect theme for your celebration. 

In this guide, we’ll share exactly what you need to create that iconic boho style and atmosphere, along with our favorite boho baby shower decoration tips to bring your theme to life. 
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Your Stress-Free Guide to Planning a Spa Birthday Party

Spa birthday party: Manis & Mimosas birthday invitation card with spa equipments

For a celebration that makes you say “Aaahhhhh,” you need a spa day. Spa days are an ideal way to celebrate lots of life’s big moments — from bachelorette parties to bachelor parties and baby showers to bridal showers. And a spa birthday party is one of our favorite ways to celebrate another trip around the sun.

At a spa birthday party, the guest of honor can let go of any stress from the past year and take on their next year of life feeling refreshed and ready. Yes, a spa day is one of the most relaxing ways to spend your day, but planning a spa birthday party for a big (or small) group can be a little less relaxing.

We’ll help you get through it by sharing tips that make the planning process almost as relaxing as the pampering process. Here’s how to plan a spa birthday party from start to finish (or perhaps from start to Finnish sauna).
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